If you’ve ever wondered “How to Make Brown Butter,” it’s much easier than you think! It only requires 1 ingredient and about 15 minutes of your time.
The moniker beurre noisette – French for “nutty butter” – sums up why you should try your hand at it. You’ll want to use this golden wonder on anything and everything!
Start the cooking process by melting your cold butter over medium heat in a small saucepan.
The butter will melt and look opaque.
Once your butter melts it will begin to bubble. The bubbles will be small and vigorous, and it’ll be hard to see the bottom of the pan. Keep the faith.
After the foaming subsides, you’ll start to hear a splutter. This is an indication that the butter has separated into solids and liquids.
Swirl the pan occasionally to make sure that the butter is cooking evenly. The coloring will darken, but your most reliable cue that your butter is done browning is how it smells and sounds!